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Calendar days:

April 7 - World Health Day
May 17 - World Communications Day
June 5 - World Environment Day
Sept. 18 - International Day of Peace

Earth Day 1990, April 22 will launch a "decade of the environment," promoting biological diversity, human health and regenerative agriculture. It will involve a broad cross-section of society in creating a groundswell of support for environmentally sound products, investments and policies.

Hawaii Earth Day 1990 is coalition of environmental groups and government agencies. It lists ten simple things you can do to save the earth:

  1. Turn down your water heater

  2. Put a plastic bottle in your toilet tank

  3. Install low-flow faucet aerators and shower heads

  4. Keep your car's tires properly inflated.

  5. Bring your own shopping bag.

  6. Eliminate waste before you buy

  7. Recycle cans, glass and paper.

  8. Replace a regular light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb.

  9. Buy rechargeable batteries for household use.

  10. Set the blades higher on your lawn mower.

For full explanation and more ways to save the earth read everything on the subject and make a change. Get involved! You can make a difference.

LWVUS Convention is to be held June 9-13 in Washington, D.C.

Hawaii Election Observer is a newsletter to Hawaii's election officials and deputy voter registrars published by the Office of the Lt. Governor. The recently published second edition updates readers on efforts to deliver improved election service to citizens. A pilot project to develop a voter information pamphlet is taking shape according to this edition.

State Commission on the Status of Women has published a booklet entitled Legal Rights Handbook.. Four years in the writing, this book is now available at public libraries or may be obtained from their office in the old Federal Building-335 Merchant St., 2nd floor, room 253.

It has been sent to all state agencies.

"Hawaii As An East-West Bridge" is a Survey of the Economic Value of Non-tourist International Activities in Hawaii and was written by A.A. Smyser for the East-West Center. One item of interest found in Chapter 15, on capital investment, "is that foreign capital investment in Hawaii real estate may be worth $25-$30 billion (around 10 percent of total statewide real estate value). It embraces only about 1 percent of our land area because it focuses on expensive resort areas." The publication is available through the East-West Center, Distribution Office, 1777 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96848.

YWCA Leader Luncheon XIII will be held on May 9, 1990. Held yearly to honor women in the workforce and those who have made significant contributions to the community, the event is open to all.

Reported in their newsletter are two directories of interest to women. Hawai'i Women's Yellow Pages will include a Survival Guide to community resource agencies and a listing of Women's Directories in the U.S. Hawai'i Women's Directory is a resource guide and will include a special feature to highlight women's concerns and organizations in Hawai'i.

The Hawaii Food Bank is conducting a Food Drive from April 2 to April 14 with the theme "Drive Out Hunger, Make A Deposit To The Hawaii Food Bank." The goal is to collect 100,000 pounds of canned goods. Leaguers are encouraged to participate. You may deposit can goods at Restaurant Row on April 14th between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. by using a special "Drive-Through" area off Ala Moana Blvd.

In 1989, the Hawaii Food Bank picked up over 3 million pounds of donated food. Stored in its warehouse the food was used by over 300 approved nonprofit agencies statewide for their people in need.

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